The aim of this paper is to investigate the relationship between law and (legal) identity in The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins in terms of Lacanian Symbolic as well as Lacanian subject because the identity in this novel is a social/legal construction, that is, Lacanian symbolic construction. Lacanian subject/identity is born only when the symbolic, “the realm of the law”, represents him. Consequently, Anne and Percival who could not inherit their fathers` names legally because of their illegitimacy could not be given any social/legal/Lacanian identity, thus represented as the symbolic “ghost” of Laura in case of Anne or “blank” in case of Percival. It is the same with Laura who, after being deprived of her social/legal identity by her husband, becomes a ghost figure like Anne. In short, the identity in this novel is determined by Lacanian symbolic/society/law, which implies that Laura`s lost identity can be restored only through legal procedure as well as (legal) documents. This is the reason that “narrative structure, plot, imagery, and theme are all driven by the mechanisms of the law”, and Walter`s mission of having Laura`s identity restored can be accomplished only when he gets an admission concerning Laura`s identity from Mr. Fairlie who, as the head of the family, is able to have the lie written on Anne`s tombstone “publically erased”.